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    esa reassessment no audio recording on weekends

    i i called the assessment center to rearrange my appointment for a saturday or sunday so my friend/carer can come with me, i was told they do not do audio recordings on weekends because they would need extra staff, has anybody ever come across this explanation

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    Senior Member nukecad's Avatar
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    Never heard that one before, sounds like bull to me.

    I'm pretty sure that any assessor should be capable of putting tapes in a machine and switching it on, it's not as if you need an electrician to do it.
    (Although maybe union demarcation, or health and safety rules might be in play?).

    BTW a recent FoI request found that CHDA Currently has 209 pieces of audio equipment across its estate; 33 are CDs and 176 are tape-recording units.
    As they say that they have around 150 assessment centres then there should be at least one for each centre.
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    thanks nukecad i will be phoning back tomorrow,and will ask again

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    My money is on - "We are not allowed to move and plug in the machines, only an electrical technician is allowed to do that and they don't work weekends".
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